Thursday July 30, 2015

Longtime Hotchkiss resident Gladys Penland died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 96.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church with Pastor John Hie-stand presiding.
Gladys Ruth Bice was born in Codell, Kan., Feb. 5, 1918, to Elmer and Alma (Adams) Bice. She spent her childhood and attended school in Plainville, Kan., and Hotchkiss.
She married Chester Penland Jan. 28, 1947. She was previously married to Orville Hrabe and Homer Lewis, both deceased.
Mrs. Penland owned and operated Valley Yarn Shop in Hotchkiss for many years.
She enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, ceramics and many other crafts. She was a member of the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Emblem Club and Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Karolyn (Verlin) Kercher of Colorado Springs, Linda (Archie) Linman of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Kathy (Mike) Shoemaker of Hotchkiss; one son, Ellis (Linda) Penland of Arvada; a daughter-in-law, Sue Hrabe of Sunol, Calif.; one brother, Raymond (Anna) Bice of LaPine, Ore.; four sisters, Lola (Cliff) Ansiel of Oklahoma, Jean Dunn of Rockaway, Ore., Patti (Nelson) Brooks of Otis, Ore., and Peggy Nickich of Mill City, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; three sons, Kenneth Hrabe, Gerald Hrabe and Robert Hrabe; two sisters, Doris Todd and Bonita Rothermel; four brothers, Hollis Bice, Dean Bice, Randall Bice and Neil Bice; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the food bank at Hotchkiss Community United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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